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|Oct-04-17|| ||zanzibar: <Lasker prolific? I can think of two books: Lasker's Manual of Chess and the book about St Petersburg 1909. What have I missed?>|
Lasker also wrote a chess magazine for at least a couple of years, and was a chess editor for Pester Lloyd (sp?) for a spell.
|Oct-04-17|| ||zanzibar: Oh yeah, he also authored or co-authored a couple of tournament books, e.g. St. Petersburg (1909):|
* * * * *
And how about bridge?
<In 1930, Lasker was a special correspondent for Dutch and German newspapers reporting on the Culbertson-Buller bridge match during which he became a registered teacher of the Culbertson system. He became an expert bridge player, representing Germany at international events in the early 1930s, and wrote Das Bridgespiel ("The Game of Bridge") in 1931.>
|Oct-04-17|| ||john barleycorn: Lasker also wrote "Common Sense in Chess". His first chess book as far as I know.|
|Oct-04-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <zanzibar>
Thanks for the links!
Lasker is a great chess writer. I once had a book with copies from newspapers. It was printed very badly, I remember. But I enjoyed the stories. He also wrote chess fiction stories in those papers.
|Oct-04-17|| ||keypusher: For some of these people it wouldn't be a bad idea to include links to their public-domain books in their bio. Couple of bodice-rippers from Dr. Tarrasch: |
|Oct-04-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: archive.org
There you can download old (chess) books which have no copyright.
|Oct-04-17|| ||whiteshark: D'oh! As non-native it seems that I've mixed it with <profiled>. ;)|
|Oct-06-17|| ||zanzibar: Here is Nimzowitsch himself talking about the animosity(*) between the two (forgive me if this has been quoted before):|
< Right now I'd like to say that if I didn't feel that enmity against Tarrasch, I wouldn't have really learned to play chess. To play stronger than Tarrasch - that was my desire during 1904-1906. And here's an advice for my readers: "If you wish to achieve results, choose a mortal enemy for yourself and try to dethrone him".
Though I think it's necessary to add: while my hostility towards Tarrasch was caused by personal motives, it wasn't fueled by them (we have never quarreled again since 1904), but rather by a deep ideological antagonism that I felt ever since we first met. I've always considered Tarrasch mediocre; yes, he was a very strong player, but all his views, sympathies and antipathies, and unability to create new thoughts - all that obviously proved the mediocrity of his personality. I've always loved genius, and I couldn't put up with the fact that the leader of a dominating school was a mediocre man! That fact exasperated me!>
There's actually a little more too:
(*) So, should I conclude that the animosity was mostly a fiction created by Nimzo as a motivational device?
|Oct-07-17|| ||Retireborn: I should say that the antagonism (though rather petty) was real enough, and Nimzowitsch's talk of a motivational device was just post facto self justification.|
|Oct-07-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Nimzo was funny, hard to understand for a cg member.|
|Oct-07-17|| ||JimNorCal: Just slightly earlier than the section quoted by zanzibar is this bit which explains how things got out of hand. |
"After move 10, Tarrasch, his arms folded, suddenly uttered the phrase, "Never before in my life did I have such a won position at move 10 as in this game!" I, nevertheless, managed to draw the game. But I couldn't forgive Tarrasch for this public "humiliation" for a long time."
|Oct-07-17|| ||perfidious: <offramp....I think Nunn is the top Grandmaster/writer, at least in English.>|
One more vote for the good doctor; his writing style is erudite, clear and all round excellent--any player could learn from him.
|Oct-07-17|| ||offramp: User: whiteshark Okay. No problem. I responded to an error so let's forget about it.|
|Oct-07-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <perfidious>
Yeah, his best work is probably 'My 60 Memorable Games'
|Nov-12-17|| ||chancho: <In the life of the chess grandmaster and physician, Siegbert Tarrasch, the whole tragedy of the attempt of Jewish assimilation in Germany becomes clear, even if Tarrasch did not have to die in the gas chambers of Ausschwitz or Treblinka. |
On the basis of ongoing sociological research and work, the following thesis will be set forth and pleaded - that Tarrasch’s dogmatic and often hurtful way of expressing his convictions in an exaggerated pedantic method can only be understood when the special place of the Jews in the Empire and in the Weimar Republic are borne in mind.
Unlike Emanuel Lasker or Savielly Tartakower, who - as we can definitely assume - must have realized sometime after the end of the First World War (which, just like Tarrasch, they endured on the side of the axis countries Germany and Austria) that an assimilation of the Jewry in Germany was impossible and who, therefore, after 1918, represented the cosmopolitan Jews from the German culture, Tarrasch reacted as chessplayer with the possibilities given to him by the anti-semitism of the Empire and by the Weimar Republic by an intensified assimilation.
Still, in 1933, he completely misunderstood the anti-Jewish legislation that followed the taking of power by the National Socialists. His attitude up to his death was mainly characterized by trying to be a good German citizen and to serve his fatherland.>
|Nov-23-17|| ||Dijon15: In the bio, the title of Tarrasch's book <Die Moderne Schachpartie> is misspelled.|
|Nov-23-17|| ||john barleycorn: <Dijon15: In the bio, the title of Tarrasch's book <Die Moderne Schachpartie> is misspelled.>|
actually another misspelling. The book title as I have it in front of me is <Die moderne Schachpartie>. Tarrasch also published <Das Schachspiel>.
In fact and imo, the sentence in the bio:
<Tarrasch was an editor for Deutsche Schachzeitung, and also published Die Modern Schachpartie and Three hundred Chess Games.>
should be replaced by
<Tarrasch was an editor for "Deutsche Schachzeitung", and had his own "Tarrasch's Schachzeitung".
He published 3 books : "Dreihundert Schachpartien", "Die moderne Schachpartie", and "Das Schachspiel".
English translations of the latter two are available.>
|Nov-23-17|| ||john barleycorn: From the bio:
< A Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship Match (1908) eventually took place, but by then Tarrasch was aged forty-six and he was defeated by the score of +3 -8 =5. Despite this loss, Tarrasch was held in high regard throughout his career for his contributions to opening theory.>
Lasker was a youngster with his 39 years of age.
"Despite this loss"? Somebody please explain the logic behind it as English is only my 3rd language
|Nov-23-17|| ||whiteshark: Well, Tarrasch published more than 3 books, for example |
<"Das Champion-Turnier zu Ostende im Jahre 1907">
<"Der Schachwettkampf Lasker-Marshall im Frühjahr 1907">
<"Internationales Schachturnier Baden-Baden vom 15. April bis 14. Mai 1925">
to name the three books right in front of me.
IIRC he also wrote a book on his WC match vs Lasker
|Nov-23-17|| ||john barleycorn: <whiteshark> right you are. Have just discovered "Das Grossmeisterturnier zu St. Petersburg 1914". Extremly productive writer this Tarrasch|
|Nov-23-17|| ||john barleycorn: I guess after all these findings that Tarrasch's bio needs an overhaul. <Sally Simpson> go for it.|
|Apr-10-18|| ||Telemus: <"Internationales Schachturnier Baden-Baden vom 15. April bis 14. Mai 1925">|
I was very disappointed when I received my copy of this book. I should have been more careful and read the subtitle: "Sammlung sämtlicher Partien [...]" (Collection of all games). In other words: uncommented games only.
In the foreward Tarrasch wrote: "Ich habe davon Abstand genommen, die Partien zu glossieren, denn eine ausführliche Glossierung hätte zu viel Zeit gekostet [...]". (I have refrained from glossing the games, because a detailed glossing would have cost too much time.)
|Apr-10-18|| ||Retireborn: <Telemus> I have a 1991 Brandreth/Caissa tournament book, which is a translation (by Jimmy Adams) of a Russian book put together by Grekov.|
In the preface Adams quotes Tarrasch, justifying bringing the games out quickly without superficial annotations.
Anyway, if you are interested in specific games from the tournament then me and Jimmy Adams may be able to help.
|Apr-10-18|| ||Telemus: <Retireborn: may be able to help> Many thanks! I will keep this mind.|
In fact, I bought (many years ago) the BCM reprint, and was astonished that they republished such a book. And now, when I saw the book mentioned here, I thought this information could be useful for others.
|Apr-13-18|| ||whiteshark: <Telemus: <"Internationales Schachturnier Baden-Baden vom 15. April bis 14. Mai 1925">
I was very disappointed when I received my copy of this book. I should have been more careful and read the subtitle: "Sammlung sämtlicher Partien [...]" (Collection of all games). In other words: uncommented games only.>|
This also happened to me.
Great minds think and overlook alike!
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